Seattle University will be considered a fully vaccinated campus for the fall, as spelled out in the proclamation Governor Inslee issued last week on institutions of higher education. This means we will essentially be able to return to normal, in-person campus operations with fewer restrictions and limitations than campuses that are not fully vaccinated.
Current faculty and staff must submit the Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Form indicating they are fully vaccinated or seek an approved exemption by completing an Exemption Request Form as soon as possible after being fully vaccinated or having decided to seek an exemption.
Newly hired faculty and staff are required to submit a vaccine registration form upon hire if they are fully vaccinated or seek an approved exemption. If they are not yet fully vaccinated, the form is to be completed as soon as possible after being fully vaccinated.
All faculty and staff who do not follow university policy in adhering to the process as outlined above by registering their vaccination or obtaining an exemption will not be allowed on campus and could be subject to disciplinary action.
Testing continues to be a central component of our strategy to lessen exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 illness on our campus. The university has adopted plans to conduct surveillance testing of both our unvaccinated and vaccinated employee populations.
Please contact Human Resources for questions or additional information.
Faculty Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a direct communication channel dedicated to faculty for COVID-related questions. The Provost's will provide prompt responses to all inquiries.